Our Mission and Vision

The GBS | CIDP Foundation International is a global nonprofit organization supporting individuals and their families affected by Guillain-Barre’ syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related conditions through a commitment to support, education, research and advocacy.

Our Vision

Every person affected by GBS, CIDP, or related syndromes will have access to early and accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and knowledgeable support services.

Our Mission

We improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by GBS, CIDP, and related conditions. Our unwavering commitment to the patients we serve is built on four pillars: support, education, research and advocacy.

  • We support patients by nurturing a global network of volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and industry partners to provide them with critical, timely, and accurate information;
  • We educate doctors, clinicians, patients and caregivers to increase awareness and understanding;
  • We fund research through grants, establishing fellowships and other appropriate avenues to identify the causes of and discover treatments;
  • We advocate at the federal, state, and grassroots levels to educate policymakers and help them make informed decisions that benefit our patient community.